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Type: Journal article
Title: Visual acuity recovery in traumatic optic neuropathy following endoscopic optic nerve decompression: a case report
Author: Wu, W.
Sia, D.
Cannon, P.
Selva, D.
Tu, Y.
Qu, J.
Citation: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2011; 27(1):e13-e15
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 0740-9303
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Wencan Wu, David I. T. Sia, Paul S. Cannon, Dinesh Selva, Yunhai Tu, and Jia Qu
Abstract: A 59-year-old Chinese man presented with no light perception in the left eye 1 day following functional endoscopic sinus surgery. The patient underwent endoscopic optic nerve decompression with topical and systemic application of nerve growth factor and steroids after a failed trial of high-dose intravenous corticosteroids. Visual acuity improved to 20/25 at 3 weeks and remained stable at 9 months. Reports of full visual recovery are exceedingly rare following this functional endoscopic sinus surgery complication.
Keywords: Optic Nerve; Humans; Nasal Polyps; Optic Nerve Injuries; Blindness; Glucocorticoids; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Endoscopy; Decompression, Surgical; Recovery of Function; Supine Position; Visual Acuity; Middle Aged; Male
Rights: © 2010 The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.
RMID: 0030015220
DOI: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3181dc8323
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